A Drink for Tomorrow, in partnership with Triangle Tubecompleted the construction of a freshwater well in the village of Labala, located in Botswana, Africa. This project was funded in July, and is now bringing clean potable water to the village of 400 people, who are used to drinking from contaminated rain and surface water catchment ditches.
In the village of Labala during the dry season, the children would walk nearly five miles to reach a water distribution point. Unfortunately earlier this year, the distribution point also ran out of water, forcing the children to search farther and farther for water.
Now, with the completion of the well, Labala has a permanent source of water. This will free the villagers to use their time in productive ways, such as agriculture, which is also irrigated by the new well. In addition, the new well will have positive health benefits to the people of Labala.
“With Triangle Tube’s support we have truly changed the lives of the people of Labala. They no longer must be concerned with the basic need of water, and now can envision a future with much greater opportunities than ever before. We look forward to working with Triangle Tube and many others to replicate this achievement," said A Drink for Tomorrow’s founderStephanie Weaver.
Source: Triangle Tube